Published: February 1, 2011
Matt’s childhood friend, Ashley, has been stopping by a lot lately. That might seem pretty normal, but Ashley died years ago and now she’s Death.
And tonight she wants waffles and fries.
Ashley was one of my favorite characters in Hold Me Closer, Necromancer, so it comes as no surprise that I loved getting more of her in "Death and Waffles." It was really nice to see her in her professional capacity as a Harbinger of Death, but it was even better to get a glimpse of her personal life--pre-death.
I guess my primary dissatisfaction comes from, yet again, an incredibally passive protagonist. Only, with Matt, I don't get enough time to really love him despite his inaction. Thankfully, Ashley calls him out on this! (Dare I hope that she will do the same for Sam in future books?!)
I also wonder what implications "Death and Waffles" has for the rest of the series. What does it mean for Matt to be waiting around forever for a 10 year old ghost? Will Matt be worked into the next books (if Ashley is spending this much time with him?) It made me sad for him if this is his future.
3.5 of 5 stars
This review also appears on Goodreads; I purchased my copy from Barnes & Noble for Nook.